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Australia's best bars and nightlife

 Jungle Boy, Melbourne, VIC ©  Mark Lobo

Jungle Boy, Melbourne, Victoria

Shifty Lizard Brewing Co., Fleurieu Peninsula, SA © Shifty Lizard Brewing Co.

Essentials

When you order a beer in Australia, choose between a middy, schooner or pint. A middy will get you 10 ounces, a schooner will get you 15 ounces and a pint is 20 ounces.

Deckchair Cinema, Darwin, NT © 2016 Sarah Mackie

Deckchair Cinema, Darwin, Northern Territory

Embla restaurant, Melbourne, VIC © Visit Victoria

Embla restaurant, Melbourne, Victoria

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Travel tip

The legal drinking age in Australia is 18. Even if you're of legal age, it's important to bring a form of ID with you if you plan to order an alcoholic drink.

Bennelong, Bangarra Dance Theatre, Sydney, NSW © Daniel Boud

Bennelong, Bangarra Dance Theatre, Sydney, New South Wales

2K.W. Bar and Restaurant, Adelaide, SA © South Australia Tourism Commission

2K.W. Bar and Restaurant, Adelaide, South Australia

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